by Bill Nugent
In this article we’ll take a brief look at the new secular faith. This secular faith could be called the new American religion. The word “secular” means having to do with temporal rather than eternal spiritual matters (Websters). A secularist is skeptical (unbelieving) in religious matters. Secularism can also be called “philosophical naturalism” which is the view that recognizes the existence of nature alone.
Secularism is the dominant religion of the United States. Although relatively few Americans would call themselves secular this does not diminish the fact that secularism is the dominant political and cultural force. Secularism is the dominant religion but not the majority religion in the USA.
A major way that secularism has attained this dominance is by driving Christianity out of the public schools. The secular worldview is imposed on America’s children at taxpayer expense. Because of this secular indoctrination, even children who maintain some nominal belief in God tend to adopt a secular mindset and live like atheists.
Secularism has sought to replace the blessed Trinity. In place of God the Father secularists have substituted “chance.” Secularists believe that life evolved by chance (random accidents). They believe that swirling chemicals randomly came together to form DNA which is a complex molecule consisting of millions of chemical base pairs arranged in perfect order. Then by pure happenstance a cell membrane and mitochondria and other cellular parts formed and just assembled into a living cell. It’s more likely for a tornado to run through a junkyard and assemble a car out of junk than it is for a cell to form by chance!!
Modern biology ever more reveals the immense complexity of single-celled life. Nevertheless many powerful secularists still cling to their absurd view of life origins and their god called chance.
The secularists have replaced the Son of God, Jesus, with self. G. F. Hegel (1770 – 1831) said that “government is god upon the earth.” While today’s secularists certainly believe in big totalitarian government their emphasis is more upon the self. Secularists embrace the postmodern notion that truth is created in the human mind by the human will. They would say “The truth is within you; self is god upon the earth; you are your own god; you are your own redeemer.”
The secularists have replaced the Holy Spirit with the power of theoccult. Ironically, many secularists who reject the supernatural work of God eagerly embrace the mystical occult realm. Halloween has greatly increased in popularity. Secularists seek out channelers (mediums) to access the spirit world. They do not realize they are contacting fallen angels and opening themselves up to curses.
Let us pray for our secular loved ones that they will see the emptiness and error of secularism. May they turn to God who loves them. God has sent His Son Jesus to die for their sins. Jesus came in fulfillment of over 300 Bible prophecies and worked miracles to prove His authority as Messiah of Israel.